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ggrillo
01/14/2014, 11:13 AM
While I was playing around with my phone today while my DSLR was charging I noticed that if you start the camera app while the phone is pointed at the tank, you get a much more accurate white balance. If you start the camera app and then point the phone towards the tank you will always get a blue tint.

Examples

Starting app with phone pointed to tank
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/15/ymy5e5ag.jpg

Starting app with phone pointed elsewhere
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/15/egada9e2.jpg

Tank is lit by 2 Phoenix 14k bulbs and is nowhere near as blue as the second pic shows.

cab395
01/15/2014, 07:17 PM
Great tip! I never noticed it before. Does anyone else have any tips on taking better pictures with the iPhone 5/5s? I have been trying to get decent ones but you can always tell it's a camera phone shot.

Here's one I used your tip for:

http://i39.*******.com/2elwjdf.jpg

ryanwongg
01/19/2014, 06:36 AM
thanks for the tipp! also try putting polarized sun glasses up to the lens of your iPhone. enjoy :)

albano
01/19/2014, 06:59 AM
Photo gels...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2356487